The Italian (album)

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The Italian
The Italian album.jpg
Studio album by Patrizio Buanne
Released February 28, 2005 (UK),
March 7, 2006 (US)
Recorded Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Adult contemporary
Popera
Oldies
Language Italian, English
Label Next Plateau Records
Producer Christian Seitz
Patrizio Buanne chronology
The Italian
(2005)
Forever Begins Tonight
(2006)

The Italian is the debut album of Italian baritone Patrizio Buanne. It was released in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2005, and in the United States on March 7, 2006.

The album is composed of romantic Italian tunes, influenced by the songs of Italian and Italian-American singers (such as Sergio Bruni and Frank Sinatra) that Buanne heard played as a youth in his father's Italian restaurant. Buanne strives to re-invent the classics of that era with this new album of traditional songs arranged in a fresh style and sung in both Italian and English.

The album has received gold in the UK, Austria and Finland, platinum in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, and even double platinum in South Africa and triple platinum in Australia.[1] At its peak, it also charted at number five on Billboard's "Top World Music Albums" chart.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Il Mondo" Jimmy Fontana 3:09
2. "Amore Scusami (My Love, Forgive Me)"
Robert Goulet 2:51
3. "Parla Piu Piano" Andy Williams 3:04
4. "A Man Without Love" 3:25
5. "Che Sarà"
4:49
6. "Come Prima (For the First Time)"
  • Mario Panzeri
  • Vincenzo Di Paola
  • Alessandro Taccani
Tony Dallara 3:15
7. "L'Italiano"
Toto Cutugno 3:59
8. "Home to Mamma"
  2:34
9. "Luna Mezz'o Mare"
  • Paolo Citarella
  2:36
10. "Alta Marea (Italian version of Don't Dream It's Over)"
Crowded House 4:28
11. "Soli"
  • Toto Cutugno
  • Christiano Minellono
  • Michele Del Trete
Toto Cutugno 3:55
12. "On an Evening in Roma"
  • Umberto Bertini
  • Sandro Taccani
  • Frederics
Dean Martin 2:26
13. "Credi In Te"
  • Christian Knollmüller
  • Patrizio Buanne
  • Christian Seitz
original song 2:20
14. "Na Sera E Maggio"
  • Giuseppe Cioffi
  • Gigi Pisano
  3:47

Special Editions[edit]

There are several different editions available of the album worldwide. Some include That's Amore and Winter Wonderland as bonus tracks.

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Australian Album Charts 3[2]
Austrian Album Charts 8[3]
Dutch Album Charts 64[4]
Finnish Album Charts 11[5]
Japanese Album Charts 106[6]
New Zealand Album Charts 2[7]
UK Album Charts 10[8]
US Billboard World Charts 5[9]
US Billboard Heatseekers Albums 32[10]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.patriziobuanne.com/site.php
  2. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p700430
  3. http://www.newzline.com/2007/03/17/exclusive-patrizio-buanne-interview/